The Men’s Anti-Violence Council, in collaboration with the Career Leadership Academy (CLA) class at The University of Iowa, created a film project about masculinity. Mobile Masculinities was created by MAC member, Derrais Carter, in order to create discussions about masculinity among men on campus and in the community. In addition to creating interpersonal discussions, the video clips also serve as online resources.
You don’t need fancy recording equipment or studio space to have authentic discussions about masculinity. You can use a camera on almost any mobile device (e.g. cell phone camera, laptop webcam, tablet, etc.) and record men discussing masculinity.
The CLA students were incredible in supporting, advertising, recruiting, and editing material for the project. There will be a public viewing of the project on Tuesday, April 10 in Room A of the Iowa City Public Library starting at 6 p.m. There will be a panel discussion afterwards about masculinity in our community. The event is free and open to the public. Click on the image below for a larger version of the flyer.
You can see our first Mobile Masculinities video clip with Jackson Katz here!
You can check out more of Guante’s work at his website and his YouTube Channel.
MAC member, Derrais Carter has created a new project for the Men’s Anti-Violence Council called Mobile Masculinities. The goal is to create a critical discussion about masculinities and anti-violence work through online videos.
During the University of Northern Iowa’s Men’s Institute last week, Derrais got the opportunity to ask the keynote speaker, Jackson Katz a few questions. As many of you know, Dr. Katz is an expert in the movement to get men involved in reducing gender violence. He wrote The Macho Paradox and was responsible for creating the first film I ever watched about masculinity, Tough Guise. See the video below for the first installment of Mobile Masculinities with Jackson Katz!
Save the date! On Wednesday, October 26, the University of Northern Iowa is having a one day institute on engaging college men in anti-violence initiatives. MAC members attended the institute last year and it was definitely worth it. This year should be even better.
The folks at UNI have lined up some amazing talent. Jackson Katz is the keynote speaker along with presentations by Elizabeth Miller and Feroz Moideen, who are involved with Coaching Boys into Men, and Harry Brod, a longtime ally, advocate, author, and expert on men and masculinity. In addition to the featured presenters, there will be breakout sessions from experts and allies from across the state and country.
Click on the links below to download the institute flyer and registration form. We hope to see you there!
Men’s institute registration
Men’s institute flyer
Check out the video below of Abe Becker performing his powerful piece, Dad’s Poem, for the Men’s Story Project. I love me some Men’s Story Project and I am always moved by their brilliance and passion. I hope that more of us can get behind their mission. To strengthen social norms that support healthy masculinities and gender equality, and to help eliminate gender-based violence, homophobia and other oppressions that are intertwined with masculinities, through ongoing events of men´s public story-sharing and community dialogue.